Franklin

The Dragons of Autism : Autism As a Source of Wisdom.

Author/Creator:
Holland, Olga.
Publication:
London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (203 pages)
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Subjects:
Autism in children.
Autistic children -- Family relationships.
Parents of autistic children.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Olga describes the real-world strategies that have made her son Billy better able to cope with life, and explains how working with autism's many strengths has led to a better quality of life for all her family. Full of advice for both day-to-day living and long-term progress, this is a positive and inspirational read.
Contents:
Intro
The Dragons of Autism
Contents
1. About Us
2. About this Book
3. In the Beginning
4. Family Life with Billy
5. Tantrums
6. A Good Day with a Three-Year-Old
7. A Cross-Country Move
8. How We Learned that Billy is Autistic
9. Seeing Autism - and Recognizing What You See
10. Enlightenment Check
11. Coming to Terms
12. A Brief History of One Boy's Autism
13. A Guardian Angel
14. My First Step in Managing Billy - "Buying Time"
15. Rituals
16. Schedules
17. Communicating in Poetry
18. ChOT (The "Choice-Offering Tool")
19. Dealing with Physical Sensitivities
20. Reserves of Body and Soul
21. Starting the Day
22. Organizing the Struggle
23. The Warrior-Parent
24. An Example of a Battle-Plan
25. Another Battle Considered
26. Some Battles in Progress
27. Autism and the Phases of the Moon
28. OMAFED
29. Using OMAFED
30. A Tantrum is not Wrongdoing
31. OMAFED and the Rest of the World
32. Happiness Training
33. Don't Say Don't
34. "We Use Words and Poems and Songs"
35. The Value of Friendship
36. Sibling Shame
37. Books, Books, Books
38. Menu, Please
39. Well-Meaning People
40. A Special Education
41. Summer School
42. The Academy - and Home at Last
43. Epilogue: The Four Stages of Life
Appendix: Billy's Words at Age Four
Index.
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Print version: Holland, Olga The Dragons of Autism
ISBN:
9781846423710
9781843107415
OCLC:
54937080